Video: New Track from Young Magic


“Night In the Ocean” comes from
forthcoming debut Melt.


By Blurt Staff


Young Magic’s
debut album, Melt, is out on
Feb. 14 on Carpark.  The band just premiered its second official music
video for “Night In the Ocean,” directed by Andrew de Freitas:





Band Background: Although now firmly settled in New York City, Young
Magic’s three members came together through equal helpings of openness and
fortuity. In 2010, singer and producer Isaac Emmanuel had left his home
continent of Australia to
travel across Europe, over to New York, and
down through Mexico,
all the while creating and recording music with whatever instruments he found
along the way. While in Mexico,
Emmanuel kept a correspondence with
fellow Australian expat Michael Italia, who for months had been similarly
traveling across Europe and South America with
portable recording gear in tow. They decided to meet up in New York, where their good friend from a few
years prior, Indonesian-born vocalist Melati Malay, had been living and making
her own recordings.


In early 2011 they began recording together. The collaboration
brought forth singles “Sparkly”, “You With Air” and
“Night In The Ocean,” all of which were fitting indicators of the
band’s chameleonic sound, heavily informed by West African rhythms, Brainfeeder
hip-hop, UK bass, and 60s psychedelic soul. Young Magic’s full-length debut, Melt, comprises both of these tracks-as
well as their B-sides-and expands on their varied aesthetic, at once
electronically sequenced and completely organic.




1. Sparkly

2. Slip Time

3. You With

4. Yalam

5. Jam Karet

6. Night In
The Ocean  

7. Watch For
Our Lights  

8. The Dancer

9. Cavalry

10. Sanctuary

11. Drawing
Down The Moon






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